[kwlug-disc] given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow?

Joe Wennechuk youcanreachmehere at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 11 11:13:04 EST 2010


One thing I have been thinking about with regards to security is the overall cost. Do linux machines cost less to secure, and maintain that security over the long run? 

Joseph Wennechuk
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> From: ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
> To: kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
> Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 17:31:07 -0500
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow?
> 
> Thanks Andrew! 
> 
> The first lines of Section 6 in http://www.dwheeler.com/oss_fs_why.html
> give a number of examples of who thinks FOSS is more secure and why.
> Unfortunately, the data is more than a few years out of date.
> 
> I like the insurance company angle. What do the underwriters
> think/charge? Does anyone know where to buy "hacker insurance"? I
> wonder what the going rates are today for different classes of OS?
> 
> 
> On Sun, 2010-01-10 at 17:01 -0500, Andrew Sullivan Cant wrote:
> > Rob,
> > 
> > No one has mentioned David A. Wheeler <http://www.dwheeler.com/> but he
> > seems to be working on the sort of hard number evidence, looking at
> > both the quality and security of FLOSS. I cannot claim that I have
> > analyzed his papers closely, but apparently he has participated in
> > studies for the US Department of Defence and they mostly seem to take
> > this stuff seriously.
> > 
> > 
> > Andrew
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